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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual packs of cutting-edge web servers. Each separate service group creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will produce the so-called cloud hosting system.

The great cloud web hosting deceit. Very widespread at present.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is very perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no principles at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulative body. That is why the web hosting merchants speculate and lie overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they in fact can distribute.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting providers

If a cPanel-based hosting distributor has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous web servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a problem, loads of cash must be spent as well. Heaps of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great downside.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Second of all, you have to fabricate the website hosting CP as well.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Modern Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to function on one web server solely. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single server where these particular single-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.

The shortage of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must construct a custom web hosting CP that will work faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house developed cloud hosting solutions with in-house built web hosting CPs besides us, at Zoutsos Web Hosting and DNS, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment prices

The minimal investment needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!